The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:24:08 EDT <![CDATA[Do We Cheapen Philosophy When We Use It as Therapy?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-We-Cheapen-Philosophy-When/231825/ Alain de Botton wants the sages to help us feel good. But when Nietzsche gives you a rush, beware.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ex-Pimp Who Remade Black Culture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231827/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ex-Pimp-Who-Remade-Black/231827/ The writings of Robert (Iceberg Slim) Beck are literature disguised as pulp.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Time for Scholars to Take Harper Lee Seriously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231793/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-for-Scholars-to-Take/231793/ Academics should welcome the new work into our intensified dialogue on race.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231575/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Neuroscience-of/231575/ The American Psychological Association’s reported role in the mistreatment of detainees is a debacle not just of ethics, but of science as well.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:57:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Reviewing's Grunt Squads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231449/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Reviewings-Grunt-Squads/231449/ They shoot sloppy and get no respect. Don’t fear them. Pity them.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Academe Breeds Anxiety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231441/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Academe-Breeds-Anxiety/231441/ University culture incubates worry. But should that worry us?

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Upside of the Legal Profession's Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231493/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Upside-of-the-Legal/231493/ The field is shrinking. That’s a shock to lawyers and law schools but a boon to society.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautifully, Defiantly Black TV]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beautifully-Defiantly-Black/231345/ Ellis Haizlip’s Soul! was unique and timely, celebrating African-American diversity while embodying tolerance and community.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Daring to Speak of Black Women]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Daring-to-Speak-of-Black-Women/231343/ Decades after Michele Wallace angered readers of Black Macho, a new generation of African-American feminists embraces her.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When I Was White]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231347/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-I-Was-White/231347/ Regardless of what you may think of Rachel Dolezal, racial transition is a valid experience. I have gone through it.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[In Defense of Ethnography]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231191/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Ethnography/231191/ It has pluses and minuses, as the Alice Goffman controversy highlights. But the methodology complements other approaches in crucial ways.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Stonewall Obscures the Real History of Gay Liberation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231099/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Stonewall-Obscures-the/231099/ We've forgotten the movement's cultural and political history.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York Public Library Wars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231127/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-York-Public-Library/231127/ A group of scholars spearheaded a successful protest to stop radical changes at the New York Public Library, but now it looks as if they may have lost anyway.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can a Longtime Fraud Help Fix Science?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Longtime-Fraud-Help-Fix/231061/ Diederik Stapel faked more than 50 studies in social psychology. What can his tale teach us about how to stop scientific fraud?

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How eBay Subsidized My Academic Career]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230967/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-eBay-Subsidized-My/230967/ It's hard out there for a writing instructor.

 

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Scientists' Repetition Compulsion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Scientists-Repetition/230963/ Demonstrate an impractical skill once? Well, OK. Make a career out of it? That’s just silly.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Feminism and the City]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feminismthe-City/230961/ Vivian Gornick shows how the movement enriched both her highs and her lows.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[What the 1920s Tell Us About Dolezal and Racial Illogic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231037/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-1920s-Tell-Us-About/231037/ White women wanting to pass as black enter a zone of deep cultural paradox.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:37:39 EDT
<![CDATA[What 'Learning How to Think' Really Means]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230965/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Learning-How-to-Think/230965/ Intellectual virtues prepare students for their professional and personal lives.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Where Is France's New Voltaire?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Is-Frances-New/230849/ The tense republic is in dire need of its sages. Are they underperforming?

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GDP's Wicked Spell]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230881/ http://chronicle.com/article/GDPs-Wicked-Spell/230881/ Gross domestic product was created as a crucial economic gauge during the Depression and World War II. But it has become a noxious, irrational worldwide obsession.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The War on Thugs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230787/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-War-on-Thugs/230787/ The blaming in naming carries severe societal consequences, but it often escapes scrutiny.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Attack on Truth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230631/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Attack-on-Truth/230631/ We are entering an age of willful ignorance.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[You Have Your History, I Have Mine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230635/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Have-Your-History-I-Have/230635/ Good riddance to a scripted past populated by heroic stick figures in iffy moralistic parables. But is there nothing we can agree on?

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Essence of Time]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230633/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Essence-of-Time/230633/ A 1922 debate between Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson changed our understanding of time, a historian asserts but fails to demonstrate.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ascending to Joyce]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230637/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ascending-to-Joyce/230637/ Students from a diversity of majors embrace the challenge of Ulysses precisely because it is so difficult.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT